Barefoot Summer

It was a quick read and though I found it predictable, it was well-written in many ways and entertaining. I think this book is the very definition of beach read, and though I wasn’t on a beach, it was enjoyable.

You’ll meet characters who may feel familiar, because they’re so real. You’ll find yourself pulling your hair out a bit, because the conflict is so…well…avoidable. You’ll enjoy it if you like chick lit, you’ll whip through it if you need something lighter, and you’ll have nothing to object to if you like romance without the sex.

For me, it’s a 3-star sort of book: I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t earth-shattering or particularly awesome. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it (or, if you’re a guy, that you should).

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About Sarah Reinhard

Looking for Sarah Reinhard? Chances are she's hiding from her kids with her nose in a book...which is just too bad for the housework and cooking. Her greatest delight of late is how her kids are becoming bigger bibliophiles than she is. (And she's really only a beginner and a hack at that.) She’s online at,, and is the author of a number of books.